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Mitchell
12-03-2011, 01:28 AM
This little guy posed for me!!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7024/6444341917_0fbe3271c6_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ihigallery/6444341917/)
Untitled-7 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ihigallery/6444341917/) by in his image (http://www.flickr.com/people/ihigallery/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7027/6444341819_ce08e3a4e9_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ihigallery/6444341819/)
Untitled-6 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ihigallery/6444341819/) by in his image (http://www.flickr.com/people/ihigallery/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/6444341731_d8dc150b8b_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ihigallery/6444341731/)
Untitled-5 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ihigallery/6444341731/) by in his image (http://www.flickr.com/people/ihigallery/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7155/6444341635_1a066b84d7_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ihigallery/6444341635/)
Untitled-4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ihigallery/6444341635/) by in his image (http://www.flickr.com/people/ihigallery/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/6444341517_2143e0f3c1_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ihigallery/6444341517/)
Untitled-3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ihigallery/6444341517/) by in his image (http://www.flickr.com/people/ihigallery/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6444341417_75106e51aa_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ihigallery/6444341417/)
Untitled-2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ihigallery/6444341417/) by in his image (http://www.flickr.com/people/ihigallery/), on Flickr

Nano
12-03-2011, 01:37 AM
awesome pictures! how did you get such vivid colors?

Myka
12-03-2011, 05:01 AM
Ya, great shots! Are you using a filter of some sort?

Mitchell
12-03-2011, 01:57 PM
Thanks. No filters

Shot with flash which I find pops a little colour.
Post processed with camera raw set to auto. Then auto toned in PS and I set the black point in Levels. That's it for colour.

I also spend as much time that's needed in each image with the healing brush to clone out ant bits of floating debris in the water. This process can take forever depending on the amount of marine snow. That's why its important to shut off all the pumps when photographing a tank.

Mitchell
12-03-2011, 02:06 PM
I want to enlarge one to say a 30x30 for the owner...which one would you pick?

Mitchell
12-03-2011, 02:07 PM
sorry should have said a 20x30

BlueTang<3
12-03-2011, 02:09 PM
I like number 2 the most

paddyob
12-03-2011, 02:28 PM
Really no filter?

The clowns look superimposed in some shots. Too bright for the background.

When I use flash... it washes out the colors.

Wow.

What equipment are you using? Settings? I would like to try this with my own. I am bad at tank shots. Could use some pointers.

PM me if you don't mind.

Thanks,

Patrick

paddyob
12-03-2011, 02:30 PM
Thanks. No filters

Shot with flash which I find pops a little colour.
Post processed with camera raw set to auto. Then auto toned in PS and I set the black point in Levels. That's it for colour.

I also spend as much time that's needed in each image with the healing brush to clone out ant bits of floating debris in the water. This process can take forever depending on the amount of marine snow. That's why its important to shut off all the pumps when photographing a tank.


That easy huh?

I find PS difficult sometimes.... many options you need to "know" about.

My wife is a graphic designer and she tries to teach me PS. Black point levels, can make a huge difference.

Nice.

paddyob
12-03-2011, 02:31 PM
I like number 2 the most

+1

fishoholic
12-03-2011, 02:36 PM
I like the 1st one the best

Mitchell
12-03-2011, 02:41 PM
Really no filter?

The clowns look superimposed in some shots. Too bright for the background.

When I use flash... it washes out the colors.

Wow.

What equipment are you using? Settings? I would like to try this with my own. I am bad at tank shots. Could use some pointers.

PM me if you don't mind.

Thanks,

Patrick

Oh I forgot I had the opaque diffuser on the flash and the flash was in manual mode set to between 1/32 and 1/16 power at a 45 degree angle to the glass about 10" away from the glass.

I use a Nikon d300 set to either full manual/or app priority...sometimes I'll set it to shutter priority. Nikon 60mm macro and a Nikon sb800 flash

Myka
12-03-2011, 03:14 PM
I think I need a flash like yours! I bet you could make corals look AWESOME.

I vote for #2 as well!

Leah
12-03-2011, 03:55 PM
I love number 4 and 5.